The company advised that it drilled the well to a chosen casing point of 1003m and has landed and cemented in place the 20-inch surface casing.
Strike has subsequently conducted routine pressure testing of the blow-out preventer (BOP) equipment and started preparing to run in hole to start drilling the first intermediate 12.5-inch section.
Following COVID-19 restrictions being in eased in Western Australia, the company has recommenced normal drilling operations and logistics.
Looking ahead, Strike will commence drilling the first intermediate 17.5-inch hole section down to a nominal depth of 2550m.
Last week, the company reported it had drilled the 26-inch surface hole section of the WE4. During the previous period, a section of the Rig 970’s mud system became inoperable and several days of downtime were observed whilst waiting for delivery of a replacement part.
The West Erregulla project is a 50:50 joint venture with Warrego Energy and includes the drilling of three wells in the EP469 permit.
After various coring and logging operations the wells will be flow tested and completed as future producers across the Kingia/High Cliff sequences for the proposed phase one production operations.
The Wagina gas discovery made in West Erregulla-2 well will also be appraised during West Erregulla 4 and 5.